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Frigidaire FFCE1638L[S] microwave oven

 
Approximate retail price:
$161.99
Summary: This Frigidaire 1.6 cubic-foot 1100-watt has
  • a sensor
  • touchpad controls.
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Type: Large countertop microwaves
About - Frigidaire FFCE1638L[S]

The Frigidaire FFCE1638L[S] is part of the microwave oven test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, countertop microwave oven models like the FFCE1638L[S] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Heating evenness:
This reflects how evenly a model reheated a dish of cold mashed potatoes.

Defrosting evenness:
This is based on how well the automatic-defrost program defrosted one pound of frozen ground chuck.

Speed of heating:
This score is based on the temperature rise of water heated in the microwave.
About This Brand

Frigidaire currently offers few over-the-range microwaves but is rolling out its new high-end Electrolux line. A wave-touch model with bottom controls will be available. Current Frigidaire models are sold for $250 to $450 at retailers nationwide.

Features & Specs - Frigidaire FFCE1638L[S]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 1.6
info Watts 1100
info Detailed prompts Yes
info Convection mode No
info Sensor Yes
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Frigidaire FFCE1638L[S]
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1.0
Less than reliable
3/14/2015
Pros
Heats Evenly
Simple Controls
Cons
Noisy
The Incessant Beeping
Unreliable
Best Uses
Defrosting
Leftovers
Comment:
I have had this product for about a year. Not heavily used, only for leftovers and infrequent defrosting. It is now headed for the dumpster. Continues running unless unplugged. The main complaint until now was the beeping. If you don't remove heated items as soon as the microwaves beeps the first time, it will continue beeping every 5 seconds or so until the door is opened. I wouldn't wish that kind of noise on my worst enemy.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
 
2.0
Acceptable, but annoying....
11/24/2012
Pros
Easy To Clean
Easy To Install
Powerful
Simple Display
Cons
Beeps Incessantly
Best Uses
Leftovers
Popcorn
Comment:
Reheats well, but unevenly. Pops popcorn quickly.<br /><br />After cooking time expires, it beeps incessantly, every five seconds until you open the door. Really annoying!<br /><br />Programming error in the clock reads am/pm incorrectly at midnight. It is unimportant, but does indicate a bit about the attention to detail.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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